Fire prompts two

Tabor home concerts

The Tabor College Concert Choir will perform its annual home tour concert twice this spring, because of the loss of the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church sanctuary, the college’s historical performance venue.

The concert has been relocated to the Tabor College Chapel. Due to limited seating, the Concert Choir will perform on two dates: 7 p.m., Friday, April 2, and 4 p.m., Sunday, April 4.

Also due to limited seating in the chapel, free reserved-seating tickets will be distributed. Tickets for the concerts may be reserved by calling the Student Development office at 947-3121, ext. 1033.

State athletes to be

feted Thursday

The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring a community-wide celebration for Hillsboro High School athletes and teams that qualified for state competition this winter.

The public is invited to attend the event, which will start at 3 p.m., Thursday, March 18, in the high school’s Robert C. Brown Gymnasium.

Chamber to host

legislative coffee

The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring a legislative coffee with State Sen. James Barnett and State Rep. Don Dahl at 10 a.m., Saturday.

The public is encouraged to attend the question-and-answer meeting, which will be held in the Hillsboro City Hall.

Musical concert

at Dyck Arboretum

A musical concert celebrating spring will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 20, at Dyck Arboretum of the Plains Visitor’s Center in Hesston.

Flutist Vada Snider and pianist Diane Fast will perform a varied repertoire of nature-themed selections interspersed with humorous numbers. Visual images by Duane Graham will accompany several of the selections, and a slide program will highlight one of the presentations.

Narrative introductions, drawn from literature about nature, will be offered by Julie Irish Torseth, director of Dyck Arboretum.

“It’s a program to celebrate the creative spirit that comes alive in each of us when spring arrives,” Snider said. “I hope everyone who comes to the program will go home invigorated and ready to begin creative projects.”

Admission is $5, and the public is invited.

Kleiber receives

K-State scholarship

Amanda Kleiber, a senior at Centre High School, was awarded a Kansas State University Foundation Scholarship during ceremonies Feb. 6 at K-State.

The award was presented by Pat Bosco, associate vice president for institutional advancement and dean of student life. Kleiber also received an opportunity scholarship and was a Kassebaum Finalist.

She is the daughter of Lynn and Peggy Kleiber of Tampa.

Hillsboro UM Church

host passion scenes

Hillsboro United Methodist Church will offer a drive-thru to observe scenes of the Easter Passion from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Palm Sunday, April 4, at Hillsboro Memorial Park.

The eight scenes and narrations will include the welcome, street in Jerusalem, gentile court of the temple, upper room, Gethsemane, Pilate’s court, Golgotha and empty tomb.

For more information, call pastor Laney Kuhn at 947-5643.

Father Kapaun Day

set for June 6, Pilsen

The second annual Father Kapaun Day will be celebrated on Sunday, June 6, at St. John Nepomucene Church of Holy Family Parish in Pilsen.

The day will begin with Mass at 3 p.m. at the church. A meal by free-will donation and special programs are being planned for the celebration.

For more information, call Rose Mary Neuwirth at 620-924-5282.

Marion City Library

offers Western humor

The Western humor program “Don’t Squat With Your Spurs On” will be presented at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 23, at the Marion City Library.

Ronnie Averyt will talk about the wit and wisdom of the cowboys in the American West-from the days of the Kansas cattle drives to today’s ranchers.

Averyt is a Kansas Humanities Council speaker, who retired after 40 years of teaching at Ottawa University. As a historian, he has researched and taught the history of the Civil War and the American West.

The public is invited. For more information, call the library at 620-382-2442.

GES plans screening

for kindergarten

Goessel Elementary School will conduct kindergarten screening on Friday, April 2, at Goessel Mennonite Church.

All children who will be 5, on or before Aug. 31, are encouraged to attend the screening.

To schedule an appointment, call the GES office at 620-367-8118.

Screening set for

CES kindergarten

Centre USD 397 will hold kindergarten screening from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, March 30, at Center Elementary School in Lost Springs.

Children must be 5 by Aug. 31 to enroll in the 2004-05 school year program.

Parents who wish to enroll their children can make an appointment by calling 785-983-4304.

Jared Fish receives

K-State scholarship

Hillsboro High School senior Jared Fish was awarded a Kansas State University Foundation Scholarship during ceremonies Feb. 6 at K-State.

His parents are Bill and Cathy Fish of rural Hillsboro.

The scholarship award was presented by Pat Bosco, associate vice president for institutional advancement and dean of student life.

Alpha Omega group

hears about ID theft

Tom Kimbrel of the Marion branch of the Edward Jones Co. spoke on the topic of identity theft at the March 6 meeting of the Alpha Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International.

Seventeen members attended the meeting, held at the Wiebe Media Center on the campus of Hillsboro High School.

Business included the election of officers; Pauline Holub will assume the duty of president; Anita Boese, first vice president; Marilyn Ratzlaff, second vice president; and Ruth Hamm, recording secretary. They will be installed at the May meeting.

Holub’s devotions, conducted earlier in the meeting, included tributes to members LuCretia Winkley and Viola Jost, who died in January.

HRC sponsors yoga

beginning April 7

The Hillsboro Recreation Commission will sponsor yoga classes for adults on Wednesday evenings beginning April 7.

The one-hour classes will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Vicky’s School of Dance in Hillsboro and will be taught by Carolan McFarland. The cost for each session is $3.

For more information, call HRC at 947-3490.

Goessel church hosts

veterinarian speaker

The Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church Sunday Night Worship program will feature a veterinarian guest speaker at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, March 21, at the church located near Goessel.

Ed Epp, veterinarian from Independence, will show pictures and share experiences from his trips to Haiti. He has been working with the Christian Veterinarian Mission. While working there, he trained Haitian veterinarian agents and conducted veterinarian clinics treating animals of the area.

The public is invited.

King’s Daughters

to meet March 23

King’s Daughters ladies group of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Marion will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 23, in the new addition of the church.

Nancy Edmunds will bring the lesson, and Martha Pracht will be the hostess.

Any women who desire Christian fellowship are invited to attend the meeting.

The group held a potato/sundae bar fund-raiser on March 7, following the morning service. Tables were decorated with a St. Patrick’s Day theme. The dinner was attended by more than 100 members and guests.

Area 4-H club holds

regular meeting

The South Cottonwood 4-H Club met March 8 and was called to order by Jared Fish, president.

Members were recognized for participating in 4-H County Club Day. Ben, Elise and Emma Heyen gave project talks, and refreshments were served.

The next meeting will be held Monday, April 12, at the Hillsboro City Building.

New appraisal guide

now available

The 2004 Marion County Appraisal Guide is now available at sponsoring businesses in the area and the Hillsboro Free Press.

The 24-page guide lists nearly 12,000 properties in the county and is published by the Hillsboro Free Press.

Records are listed alphabetically by last name. Included in the guide are all appraised agricultural, residential and commercial properties by owner’s name, street address and/or Section, Township, Range, zip code, class and valuation.

Mentor Study Club

to meet March 22

The Mentor Study Club will meet at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 22, in the commons at Park Village Congregate Living.

The program topic will be “Keeping up With Olde Towne,” presented by guest speaker Linden Thiessen.

Chair is Connie Willis, and hostesses are Hilda Vogt, Evelyn Schmidt and Eloise Jost.

Roll call will be answered by “A Frustrating Cooking Experience.”

Kiwanis pancake feed

March 20 in Hillsboro

The Hillsboro Kiwanis Pancake Feed will be held from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 20, at the Hillsboro Senior Center.

The feed will include all-you-can-eat pancakes served with Hillsboro sausage and a drink for a $4 donation. Children 6 and under eat free. Proceeds will be used for youth services.

Advance tickets are available from any Kiwanis member, and the public is invited.

CJHS scholars

compete at league

The varsity and junior varsity scholar’s bowl teams of Centre Junior High School competed in the Eisenhower League Tournament on March 8 in Manhattan.

The varsity team included captain Tye Remy, Brooke Carlson, Kristine Jirak, Julie Rziha and Allie Will. They had an overall record of four wins and one loss, and they won first place in the tournament.

The junior-varsity team members included captain Josh Leach, Christina Beasley, Ethan Forsberg, Ben Thompson and James Weber. They recorded three wins and two losses to garner second place in the tournament.

Centre FFA competes in Hillsboro March 10

The Centre FFA freshmen dairy-cattle-judging team competed March 10 in Hillsboro.

Team members included Alfonse Klenda, Kevin Mueller, Brandy Kaiser, Savannah Forsberg, Lance Diepenbrock, Gloria Belton and Jo Terwilliger.

Twelve teams competed in the South Central District. Centre finished second with Klenda finishing third individually out of 60 competitors.

In the invitational, the team finished third out of 16 teams with Klenda placing third individually out of 77 competitors.

Choral/hymn festival set for March 21

The Music and Worship Committee of the Western District Conference, Mennonite Church USA, is sponsoring a choral/hymn festival at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, March 21, at Eden Mennonite Church in Moundridge.

The hand-bell choir from First Mennonite Church of Halstead will play prelude music beginning at 3:15 p.m.

The program theme, “Piece Together Praise,” compares worship to a quilt of many colors, styles and expressions. The guest conductor will be Doyle Preheim, professor emeritus of Goshen College.

The festival will feature five anthems sung by combined choirs and individuals from the following churches: Alexanderwohl of Goessel; Bethel College of North Newton; Eden of Moundridge; Faith, First Mennonite and Tabor of Newton; First Mennonite of Pretty Prairie; Grace Hill of Whitewater; Hesston Mennonite; Hoffnungsau of Inman; Hope and Lorraine Avenue of Wichita; and Rainbow of Kansas City.

The program will also include hymn singing by those attending.

The public is invited.

Lincolnville schedules

sewer-cleaning dates

The city of Lincolnville announces that utility-maintenance contractors are cleaning sanitary sewers, a service that began March 16 and will continue through March 20.

The cleaning of sanitary sewers is necessary to help prevent stoppages.

Authorities warn home owners that some homes with inadequate plumbing vents may experience air pressure escaping through a toilet, floor, sink, tub or shower drain. This may cause water to splash out, or a vacuum could draw the water out of the fixture traps and cause an unpleasant odor.

To guard against possible problems, home owners are asked to do the following:

—  Cover all floor drains with plastic and place a weight on the plastic.

— Cover all toilets with plastic and close the lid on the plastic.

— If an unpleasant odor occurs, run water into each drain to re-fill the traps.

Water and drains may be used as normal.

Tampa 4-H club

holds March meeting

The Tampa Triple T’s 4-H Club held its regular meeting March 1.

The program included presentations by Seth and Jacob Jirak, Alex and Amy Hajek, Nathan Barney, Shaina Makovec, Lauren and Lisa Geis and Rustyn Kerbs. Announcements were made, and March birthdays were celebrated.

The next meeting is scheduled for Saturday, April 17.

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